Kemp Mill Urban Park (P138702)

  • Category: M-NCPPC
  • Sub Category: Development
  • Administering Agency: M-NCPPC (AAGE13)
  • Planning Area: Kemp Mill-Four Corners
  • Date Last Modified: 3/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation: Impact None
  • Status: Final Design Stage




Kemp Mill Urban Park, located at 1200 Arcola Avenue in Wheaton, is a 2.7 acre park in the Kemp Mill Town Center. The park infrastructure reached the end of its lifecycle and required significant temporary repairs in recent years. The proposed plan renovates and enhances the existing park to improve the appearance, function and operation of the park. The following amenities are included: enlarged playground, multi-purpose court, pond reduced in size by 40 percent with necessary supporting infrastructure, overlook areas with seating and interpretive signage, trellis, accessible park entrances with improved circulation and loop walking paths, fitness stations, lighting, site furnishings and amenities, naturalized low maintenance plantings, stormwater management facilities, and improved off-site drainage system.


1200 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902

Estimated Schedule

Detailed design in FY13 and FY14 with construction in FY15-17

Cost Change

Cost increase due to inflation.


The Montgomery County Planning Board Approved the Park Facility Plan on September 15, 2011; Kemp Mill Master Plan (2001); 2005 Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan; Vision 2030: The Parks and Recreation Strategic Plan (2011) and 2012 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan.

Fiscal Note

Program Open Space funding replaces some Park and Planning Bonds in FY15-17.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project. M-NCPPC (A13) asserts that this project conforms to the requirements of relevant local plans, as required by the Maryland Economic Growth, Resource Protection and Planning Act.


Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission